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With separate sections on medical astrology, temperaments, plague, an antidotary, surgical remedies, and an unfinished herbal. With a number of medical receipts, etc., by different and later hands.
p.13: Medical astrology, temperatments, etc. Begins: "Almightie God ffather sonne and holie ghost three personnes / but one divine essence by his omipotent power
The 19 and 20 dayes / of August are dangerous dayes to take sicknes / or hurt."
p.31: "A treatise of medicynes good against [th]e pestilence / devided into three partes
/ Caput. 1. / It often falleth out [th]at throughe default of observing good ordre
p.33: "by God's grace he shall / be made hole and delivered of his sickness for ever."
p.34: "A medecyne for the Plague which King Henrye / the Eyght did use in [th]e first yeare of his raigne /
/ Inprimis take a handfull of herbe grace
" Followed by other receipts against plague.
p.45: "A Treatise or worke called the Regiment of Healthe / devided into Eyght parts
/ Galen that profound clarke and excellent learned physition
p.54: "who hath given to man remedyese for all sicnesses / and diseases."
p.55: "The Preface / of the author unto his booke of medicynes. // Now that I have written generallie of the fowre complexions / of man..."
l.11v: "Of woundes in sondrie partes of mans / bodie how they may be cured. / / If a man be wounded by a speare
l.16v: "An Antidotarieof Chyrurgerie which teachethe / to make medycynes for all sores and grevances / that belong to chyrurgerie
The whole worke is compiled / into sixe Chapters whereof / . The first teachethe Repercussiue Medycynes /
l.23: "And thus endeth the Antidotarie of Chirurgerie and of many excellent / Medycynes verie necesarie for chirurgeons and such as take cures in hand."
l.23v: "Here followethe the making of diverse / salues for sores and woundes [etc.]."
l.71: Herbal: Absinthium - Eupatoria only. Begins: "Philosophers and Doctors who by their learninge studied many / things that belong to Physique
l.91: [Eupatorium] "Itt is hott in the first and drye in the second degree."
pp.91v-102: Miscellaneous medical receipts, partly by the original compiler, and partly by other later 17th century hands.
pp.94v, 95: Receipts by Dr. Mathias.
p.98: A special remedy for a consumption. Signed Ger[ard] Blackwall.
l.100: Receipts, including one "To cure ye spleene [etc.]" signed "From your servant Benj[amin] Ayloffe for Arthur Herris esquire at his chamber in Lincolnes Inne".
l.101: "A notable expedient of John Bennet a surgion at Maidston in Kent for an ague".
l.101v: "Dr. Writs [?Richard Wright (1600-1657)] prescription for smale pox for Kate, Mr. Goldsmithes child", and a second prescription for the same dated 14 Xbr. 1654.
l.102: [By a different hand] "13 November 1682 Mr. Fosters prescription for K.D. by John Ewell apothecary at Towster". Another dated 16 November 1682.
p.102v: Prescription "16th January 1682 Foster for K.D."
pp.104v-105: Medical and cookery receipts by a later hand.
p.105v: Verses relating to Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, and his marriage to the Countess of Essex in 1613, and obliquely referring to the Overbury poisoning case of 1615-1616. The first stanza runs: "The Summeres sunn is set / and it will shine no more / because it was his happles lucke / to marrie with a whore." The third stanza runs: "A Page a Knight a Vicounte and an Earle / From Scotland came and married with an Girle / Such foure to foure weare never seene before / A wife a witch a murtherer and a whore."
pp.106-113: Medical and cookery receipts, by the original hand and by some of the later hands.
p.108v: "A diet drink for Mr. Harris". By the Ayloffe hand of l.100v.